At OnePoint, we believe protecting the environment starts with us. That’s why we work harder than anyone to help you conserve all of our natural resources–gas, electricity, and water. Reducing our carbon footprint is also a priority; therefore, we highly encourage e-billing. Our ongoing commitment has us actively working within our local communities to make the world a better place–one town at a time.
You’ve probably noticed utility costs are on the rise, so we’re doing everything we can to help you take charge of your consumption and lower your monthly bill.
WATER FACTS:DID YOU KNOW...
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How to conserve resources
& lower your water bill
- Check toilets for leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank. If the dye appears in the bowl after 15 minutes, this indicates a leak.
- Repair dripping faucets.
- Reducing your shower time by five minutes could save 1,000 gallons per month.
- A full dishwasher is more water efficient than washing the same load by hand.
- Energy efficient appliances are usually water efficient, too.
- Wait until you have a full load of laundry before running the machine to save both water and energy.
- Do not use the toilet as a garbage can to dispose of tissues, insects, etc.
- Turn off the water when brushing your teeth or shaving.
- Cut down on the amount of rinsing you do before loading the dishwasher.
- Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator or in the microwave instead of running water over it.
ENERGY FACTS:DID YOU KNOW...
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How to conserve resources
& lower your energy bill
- During the summer, set your thermostat to 78˚F or higher. Every degree below that setting will require 3-5% more electricity.
- During the summer, close window shades and curtains to keep heat out.
- To balance comfort and efficiency, set your thermostat to 68-70˚F when heating your home.
- When you use glass cookware for baking, you can reduce the temperature by 25˚ F.
- Change filters in air conditioning units at least once a month.
- Check your windows and doors for a tight fit and apply weather stripping or caulking, if needed.
- Run the dishwasher and wash/dry clothes early in the morning or late in the evening.
- Run washing machines and dishwashers with full loads.
- Turn off lights when you leave a room.
- Run ceiling fans instead of air conditioning whenever possible.
- Leave room in your refrigerator or freezer for cold air to circulate.
- Minimize the amount of time you leave refrigerator and freezer doors open.
- Keep your water heater set at the lowest temperature that still provides the amount of hot water you need.
- When going on vacation, turn your water heater thermostat to low.
- Turn off computers and televisions when not in use.
- Using white lampshades helps make a room appear brighter.